Become BCU / CREC External Examiner


The School of Education and Social Work at Birmingham City University, in collaboration with CREC, is seeking to appoint an external examiner position for our MA Education (Early Years). Appointments will commence from January 2018 to include the 2017-18 academic year, and will typically last for four years. 

We would welcome informal enquiries and discussions which can be addressed to Sean Delaney, 0121 464 0020.
Expressions of interest, including CVs, should be sent to the programme leader.
Role Requirements
- Comment on the content of the subject area particularly with regard to subject benchmarks  
  • - Examine assessment briefs, exam papers and student work to ensure academic standards and achievements of students are comparable with those in other UK higher education establishments of which the external examiner has experience
  • - Provide informative comment and recommendations on whether the assessment process measures student achievement rigorously and fairly against the intended outcomes of the programme/s and is conducted in line with the relevant policies and regulations
  • - Attend examination board/s and submit an annual report
  • - Engage in communication with the academic and programme team
Please note that external examiners are required to engage with assessment of both theory and practice elements of the programme where relevant. Previous experience as an external examiner is not necessary as the University is able to provide mentorship to the successful applicants.
Our highly regarded courses in education and childhood enable students to pursue rewarding careers in a range of early years settings and within the children’s services sector.


Other BCU external examiner vacancies

 BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies - for more information and to discuss, please contact Karen Ward, 0121 331 7386 

  • BA (Hons) Working with Children Young People and Families (L4) and BA (Hons) Children and Integrated Professional Care (L5 & L6) - for more information and to discuss, please contact Rose Lowe, 0121 331 7304.
2018-19 MA enrolment poster